International project VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA – comprised of dark techno producer Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir), Japanese experimental black metal collective Vampillia and Pete Swanson (ex-Yellow Swans) will release their debut album “Catastrophic Anonymous” on December 2nd via Throatruiner Records. Featuring vocal contributions from Attila Csihar (Sunn o))), Mayhem) and Chip King (The Body), the record was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Atomsmasher) and illustrated by french artist Metastazis. Pre-orders are up now via the Throatruiner Records webstore.
VMO’s overall sound is a multi-headed beast that can’t be pitched in a single line. “Catastrophic Anonymous” roots are indubitably those of a harsh record, with expansive black metal guitars powered by Extreme Precautions-style glitchy textures & brain-melting drum machine work as well as Pete Swanson’s noisy soundscapes. Then it also covers a wide range of genres – flirting with industrial techno, post-rock or drone – while always sounding effortlessly natural. Mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Atomsmasher) and illustrated by french artist Metastazis, “Catastrophic Anonymous” is the fruit of boundary-pushing people, and a refreshing, spectacular experience.”